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When peace like a river
Attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot
You have taught me to say
It is well
It is well with my soul
You are the Rock
On which I stand
By Your grace it is well
My hope is sure
In Christ my savior
It is well with my soul
It Is Well With My Soul | Hillsong Live
So by now in the post you’re probably wondering why I’ve just posted the lyrics to “It Is Well With My Soul?”
Happy Wardrobe Wednesday, readers! Last week I introduced a new Wardrobe Wednesday’s series entitled “Dress in the Wardrobe God Picked Out For You.” If we forget about our inward beauty our external beauty can get pretty ugly. So today I’m going to unpack compassion in our “Dress in the Wardrobe God Picked Out For You” series.
Compassion means to show love, to be loved by, to show mercy, to show concern, and to act kindly. Continue reading
This weekend we were in the Dress Barn helping Peter’s mom find warm clothes since she just arrived back from Cambodia! There is a 90 degree temperature difference between Cambodia and Oregon, as Oregon is in a cold and snowy spell.
Every mirror in the dressing rooms had this window cling (see photo above) on them. At first I thought it was very uplifting, especially since earlier that day I had started to believe a lie from the enemy that I wasn’t beautiful and that my outfit choice was making me look ugly (same outfit I’m wearing in the picture, I didn’t change). Thankfully we had prayed over that lie and I was feeling quite confident of the beauty God has blessed me (AND YOU!) with by the time we ended up in Dress Barn.
The more I thought about it the more I wanted to edit the window cling. Why do women have to wish and believe that they look great? Shouldn’t we truly believe that we are beautiful instead of wishing. The right outfit might help you think you’re beautiful. But truthfully the right outfit doesn’t define your true beauty. God defines your true beauty.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. -Psalm 139:13-14
Arise, my darling, my beautiful one… -Song of Solomon 2:10
Believe, You Are Beautiful!
This is the first Christmas that I’ve (finally) decorated my apartment. I’ve always went home for Christmas and didn’t see the point of decorating my apartment since my mom would have the house decorated with seven or more Christmas trees. There were Christmas decorations everywhere including the bathrooms and I loved it! When I was in college I loved putting ornaments, ribbon, and glitter pokes all over the trees (note: I didn’t like putting the fake tree together) once we got home from our Thanksgiving dinners.
This year I finally decided to buy my own medium size tree from Target because I wanted to decorate my own home for once. I also had my mom ship me the red tree, polka dot ribbon, and ornaments that were all in my Christmas stash in Iowa. (Thanks again for sending the decorations mom!) While I haven’t put Christmas decorations everywhere I do have one room that is quite spirited and today I want to share my Christmas decor with you.
Is he not darling? And he’s mine!
It snowed yesterday. The snow was delightful, yet a reminder that I wouldn’t be getting married in a wintery wonderland to Peter on the 14th. When I got engaged I started dreaming of the snow falling during our wedding. The snow falling in its ever serene, yet peaceful way. The snow that hadn’t been disturbed by vehicles, snowplows, or the brown melting color snow can get. The church and wedding venue all decorated in a glittery, Christmas wonderland with polka dots incorporated of course. Continue reading
I’m writing this post to my mom. Currently she is on a plane with my dad on their way to Oregon for the holidays! They’re about right here:
For years I was a scrooge. A big one. The holidays come around and us Ramsings aren’t always the most organized bunch of folks. Sometimes we’re here. Sometimes we’re there. Other times I forget to read my Facebook messages and go to the wrong place. (side story: I once drove 50 miles out of the way because I got a date mixed up. whoops!) Continue reading
Snow is not new to me (I grew up in Iowa), but I’ve never seen it in Oregon before. So today I’m sharing a picture from about twenty minutes ago!
I’m was so excited to witness my first Oregon snow that I went outside before most of the town was awake to capture a moments of bliss and a picture. In undergrad I discovered my favorite time to be in the snow was when it was still dark, still, quiet, snowing, glittery, and absolutely beautiful. So waking up early to go out and walk in the snow was absolutely the best way to start my day!
Hey Friends! Peter Here. Allison and I have some special news for you. Next Saturday we’re going to be launching a new God Fashioned Life. It’s been a lot of work on the backend, but we are super excited about it.
A God Fashioned Life started in April as a present to Allison. Since then we have gone from just an idea to something far greater than either of us ever imagined. It’s been rough, it’s been eye-opening, but at the end of the day we have seen God move. What more could we ask for? The blog has grown, readership is growing and has exceeded any expectation that we ever had.